Chamber names Lee as interim president

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 22, 1999

The board of directors and officers of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the selection of Carol C. Lee to the post of Interim President Lee was named to replace the departing Ralph Stacy, who is assuming the position of President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

Lee, a native of Greenville, is a graduate of Fort Dale Academy and Lurleen B. Wallace College with an A.A. Degree. She has held the title of Executive Assistant at the

local chamber for the past six years. She is a past chairperson of the Camellia City Junior Women's Club; a past Chairperson of the Butler County Junior Miss Program; an Executive Board member of the Greenville Area YMCA; a member of The Achiever Award Committee; and is very active in youth activities, including coaching youth soffball and being involvcd in various youth events at First Baptist Church. The daughter of Danolyn Cavanaugh Poole and the late Walt Cavanaugh, she is married to Steve Lee and has two children, Mallory and Steven.

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Chamber chairman-elect of the board Joby Norman said, "we're pleased that we were able to begin a seamless transition with the appointment of Carol to the interim presidency. She has been a valuable part of the team that has seen the Chamber grow at a phenomenal rate, and possesses the attributes that will help lead the Chamber into the twenty-first century".

Norman added that he solicits the input of chamber members as to the future of the organization, as well as their thoughts and concems regarding the president's post.

"We want to make sure that our members are a part of the process of selecting a leader to continue the path the Chamber has chosen," said Norman. He also stated that members should contact him or other board members to voice their opinions.

Lee will assume the reigns of the Chamber effective Jan. 1, 2000 for an unspecified interim period.